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Grey Power March 2018

The Grey Power Magazine is a prime national news source for its readers – New Zealand men and women over 50. Circulated quarterly to more than 68,000 members, Grey Power Magazine reports on the policies of the Grey Power Federation, and the concerns of the elderly, backgrounding and interpreting official decisions which affect their lives.


2 NZ GREYPOWER MAGAZINE » MARCH 2018 Ryman Peace of Mind Deciding to move into a retirement village can be a daunting experience for many. With so many options available, it’s not always easy to know which one will be the right choice for you or your family. A lot of care and consideration has been put into our Ryman peace of mind guarantees. We’ve designed our resident-friendly terms to protect both you and your family, ensuring retirement is a chapter in your life to be savoured and enjoyed. Not all retirement villages are the same... % Deferred management fee is capped at 20% This makes it one of the lowest in the retirement sector. And it’s even capped if you transfer to another townhouse or apartment within a Ryman village. There are no hidden costs. Fixed weekly fees - know what you’ve got to ‘play’ with Few things in life come with certainty. However, Ryman’s fi xed weekly fees provide just that. Your weekly fees are fi xed for the entire time you occupy your townhouse or apartment, guaranteed*. Therefore, worries such as increasing council rates are no longer a concern. Full continuum of care - keeping care at the heart of everything we do We understand that your health needs change as you age. Our full continuum of care means that Ryman villages can provide independent living, serviced apartments, resthome care; and in the majority of villages, hospital and specialist dementia care. You can be reassured that, if your needs change, we can continue to look after you. *Terms and conditions apply For more information about the Ryman difference or for your free guide to living in a Ryman village phone Josie on 0800 000 290

3 A lifestyle quarterly and official publication of Grey Power Editor’s word Producing a quarterly publication such as Grey Power National is an exciting project, with an enormous amount of work going on behind the scenes; from the Grey Power board, from the team at NM Media, from Grey Power members, from advertisers and supporters, from politicians and columnists. We all share one thing in common - enormous enthusiasm for all that Grey Meet the NM Media team 1) Deidre Morris Publisher 2) Alan Neben Publisher 3) Lisa Potter Editor 4) Geoff Taylor Political Editor Power strives to achieve, and for the community of readers who are interested in what we have to say. 1 2 3 So it is with much reverence that Geoff Taylor and I come on board the Grey Power train, with a heartfelt thanks to outgoing editor Mike Blake who has done a sterling job over the years and is now focusing on his own retirement adventures. Both Geoff and I have been involved in the newspaper, magazine and media industries for more decades than we care to admit. Geoff is stepping up as political editor and I take on the mantle of editor. We are enthused to work alongside Grey Power in producing this publication and hope you enjoy some of the upcoming changes planned. On the cover: Tom Cockerill (Dunedin) was fourth in the 7.5km Hill Running (age group men 70 -74) at NZ Masters Games. Photo by Bridget Van Gessel CMGSPORT Feel free to drop us a line and let us know what you’d like to read more (or less) of, what captures your interest and what sparks your mind. Our letters page is a great vehicle for you to share your thoughts on a wide range of topics, so please continue to drop us a line with these contributions ( For more information and to keep up-to-date with Grey Power, visit New Zealand MASTERS GAMES Tokaanu Lodge MoTeL Corner of State Highway 41 & Mangaroa Street, Tokaanu, Lake Taupo Tel: 07 386 8572 Fax: 07 386 8592 Email: Web: Stay and relax in our hot mineral pools. Tokaanu, an historic settlement lying 5km to the north west of Turangi which is at the southern end of Lake Taupo. An ideal base for those seeking to access the volcanic Tongariro National Park. Special rate of $325.00 for 5 night stay from Sunday to Thursday inclusive for two persons. Does not include weekends, public holidays or school holidays. There will be no servicing of the unit. Must show Grey Power or Gold Card Membership card on arrival. PAGE 8 Love the Freedom Find out why 4,700 residents in 22 vi lages love the Summerset Life. Call 0800 786 637 for a free information pack or visit ISSUE 33 : MARCH 2018 Grey Power leadership change and greypowernz For more information and to keep up to date with Grey Power magazine and other NM Media publications, visit PAGE 4 President’s report PAGE 13 Letters PAGE 18 SUM1053 National Grey Power March Pre s_80x254 v2.indd 1 21/02/18 10:49 AM SUM1053 5) Debbie Jamieson Sales Manager 6) Tania Hogg Studio Manager 4 5 6 Supports Macular eye health and maintains eye moisture Lutein 20mg XTR-Vision ONLY available from Gold Health XTR-Vision is a high potency complex of nutrients that is based on current research into eye health. It is now widely acknowledged that proactive use of antioxidant nutrients, in particular Zinc, Lutein and Zeaxanthin, has a positive effect supporting the maintenance of eye health as we age. Vitamin A helps protect the surface of the eye, supports moisture and is essential to good eye health. Vitamin D is essential for maintaining vision. Flax Seed Oil provides Omega 3 and supports eye moisture levels. Alpha Lipoic Acid is a powerful antioxidant conferring broad spectrum protection from damaging free radicals. Collectively the ingredients in Gold Health XTR-Vision are a synergistic complex that supports optimal vision and eye health. Free post envelope included for return payment or by credit card at time of ordering. FREE DELIVERY: All prices are for Super Annuitants only (aged 65 years and over) Gold Health, P.O.Box 35197, Browns Bay, Auckland. 1 A Day XTR-Vision 60 Capsules $42 2 Months Supply Supports Macular eye health and maintains eye moisture Call Free phone 0800-777377 Free Delivery TAPS PP9243 Caution: Always read the label and use as directed. Supplements are supplementary to and not a replacement for a balanced diet. See your healthcare professional if symptoms persist.

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